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Council for Burley Tobacco invests $80,500 in research

 

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Council for Burley Tobacco invests the Kentucky Burley Tobacco Check-off funds in research, education, and promotion projects to benefit the burley tobacco industry. The Council for Burley Tobacco awarded $80,500 in grant funds to the following projects for the 2016 awards cycle.

Project: Optimizing the Integration of Annual Forages into Tobacco Systems (Ben Goff, UK)
Approved: $5,000

Project: Next Generation Sequencing aided study of Influence of the systemic suckercide maleic hydrazide on global changes of tobacco gene expression (Sitakanta Pattanaik, UK)
Approved: $5,000

Project: Development of Pale Yellow Dark Burley (Colin Fisher, UK)
Approved: $3,500

Project: Enhancing Burley Tobacco Production Labor Efficiency (Bob Pearce, UK)
Approved: $10,000

Project: Topping Height of High Leaf Potential Hybrids (Colin Fisher, UK)
Approved: $5,000

Project: TSNA Accumulation in Controlled Curing Environment (Colin Fisher, UK)
Approved: $5,000

Project: Addition of Blue Mold Resistance to KTTII Burley Tobacco Varieties (Robert Miller, UK)
Approved: $8,000

Project: Evaluation and Control of Ground Sucker Formation in Burley Tobacco Varieties
(Robert Miller, UK)
Approved: $6,000

Project: The Effects of Pre-Harvest Quercetin Application on the Accumulation of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines (Anne Jack)
Approved: $3,000

Project: The Effects of Cytokinin Application on the Accumulation of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines (Anne Jack, UK)
Approved: $6,000

Project: Sample Preparation for TSNA Analysis (Anne Jack, UK)
Approved: $4,000

Project: Evaluation of the Efficacy of HP400 in Reducing TSNAs (Anne Jack, UK)
Approved: $2,000

Project: Marker design based on genotyping by sequencing for blue mold resistance in tobacco (Shengming Yang, UK)
Approved: $5,000

Project: Varieties and Production Practices to Maximize Nicotine to be Utilized in Emerging Tobacco Products (Richard Mundell, UK)
Approved: $5,000

Project:
Development and standardization of accelerated tobacco curing protocols to quantify the propensity for TSNA production and accumulation (Socrates Cañete, UK)
Approved: $4,000

Project: Retrofit Cleaning System for the CP3S High Speed Market Preparation System for Burley Tobacco (George B. Day, UK)
Approved: $4,000

The Council for Burley Tobacco was restructured in 2013 to allow membership to all burley tobacco producers. Today, the organization represents the interests of the burley tobacco grower in all aspects of the industry.

To learn more about the Council for Burley Tobacco and to read the reports from completed grant projects, visit www.councilforburleytobacco.com.